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Breast Reduction

The purpose of a Breast Reduction surgery is to make the breast more symmetrical on both sides, and minimize any negative impact of having a large breast, including neck or back ache, chronic wound under the breast, and make the individual gain confidence in her appearance.

There are 2 main approaches to the operation:

  1. Vertical/Lollipop: Recommended for small to average size breast.

  2. Inverted T/Anchor: Recommended for large size breast.

Recommended for:

  • Individuals with overly large breasts, and experiencing discomforts as a result.

  • Asymmetrical breast.


Operation details:

After applying general anesthesia, the surgeon will cut open along the drawn outline as dictated by the size and degree of sag, remove parts of the skin and breast tissue, re-address the position of the areola and the shape of the breast, and then close the wound. In some cases, the surgeon may consider liposuction on the upper and side parts of the breast as well.

Post-operational treatments:

  1. Clean the area daily, avoid contact with water until suture removal date.

  2. Drain to be left in place for 1 day after the operation.

  3. Wear a sports bra for 2 months after the operation.

  4. Remove the suture on Day 14, after which the wound can be in contact with water.

  5. The breast will gradually take position within 6 months.

  6. The scar may be visible during the first 3 months, and then will become less noticeable within 1 year.


Possible side-effects:

  • There may be postoperative bleeding, which will require a followup operation to stop the bleeding.

  • There may be a risk of hypertrophic scar, which can be cured by injecting steroid into the scar area.

  • Nipple numbness

  • In the rare case of dead nipples, the individual must immediately consult with the surgeon. There may be possible complications for breastfeeding, hence the operation is not recommended for individuals who wish to breastfeed.

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